This seldom seen pin is in very good condition having no chips, cracks or melts and barely any scratches. He still has all of his original parts including his celluloid loops that hold him together. The hand painted areas seem to be intact without any missing paint. The wooden legs have a very nice, even age patina. There is a red stripe down the outside of each leg just like on a Marines dress blues.This pin is of good size measures 3 1/2 tall and is 1 1/4 wide across the chest not including the arms. With the arms he is 1 3/8 across at his shoulders. He is about 5/16 thick.
The basic C clasp is original, securely riveted on and in fine working condition. I believe this is a book piece. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
I guarantee the Bakelite on this pin to be vintage, unaltered Bakelite having passed the simichrome polish test. The item "VINTAGE WWII ERA CARVED BAKELITE & WOOD SOLDIER MARINE ARTICULATED MAN PIN" is in sale since Sunday, August 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Bakelite, Vintage Plastics\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "57tomcat" and is located in Chesapeake, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.